Fender Rumble 100 Review

Fender Rumble 100 Review

The Fender Rumble line of bass guitar amps has been successful for over a decade now. This is clearly because of the high-quality features and sound amplification that is offered by this particular model of bass guitar amps. But what about the new Fender Rumble 100? How does it stand against its past models and current competition in the bass guitar amp market?

Simply put the build quality of the Fender Rumble 100 V3 is superb. The two amp set up when tested had a very solid construction. This included every aspect of this wonderfully durable bass guitar amp; from the front grill, which features the Fender logo, and all the way to the back of the bass amp too. Guitar enthusiasts can certainly call this particular amp a thing of beauty. And if you do not like the Fender logo front and centre on your guitar amp, you can easily remove it to give the front appearance of this bass guitar amp a cleaner and simpler look.

Button-wise the various control options for the Fender Rumble 100 bass amp are really also tastefully done too. The buttons for the controls of the guitar amp are done in a nice ivory, and they are also durable enough to stand a pounding from those more heavy-fingered users out there. The 100 bass guitar amp models have got these basic controls; gain master, input, and four other controls for the tone. These tonal controls for the Fender Rumble 100 combo include the controls of low-mid, bass, high-mid, and finally treble. The control of the tone output also has got a lot of range as well, since you can add various audio effects such as vintage or contour to the audio output.

There is an effect loop towards the back of the bass guitar amp, towards the back you can also find the line in and outputs. These in and outputs include jacks for headphones, footswitches, and also an aux cable too. So this is a bass amp that you can connect to your music player or computer if you wish to.

The build of the Fender 100 watt bass amp is also really on as it is the right size and weight for a bass amp that needs to be portable. When you lift the amp yourself you would be surprised at how light it feels. But despite the lack of heft that the Fender has it still is a pretty solidly built amp. This increases the ease that users will find in moving this kind of amp. And it is clearly an amp that is built ideally for those musicians that need to have a portable but powerful bass amp for live performances.

Sound Performance

The Fender Rumble 100 bass combo is not only amazing in terms of build quality, but it also holds up pretty well in terms of sound performance as well. Musicians and guitar players will certainly not find the sound quality and power of this bass amp to be lacking at all. The Fender Rumble 100 is quite a powerful audio machine, and it should provide more than an adequate level of bass amplification, especially for live music settings. This is surprising given the lightness of this amp. The Fender may be light in terms of weight, but it is certainly a heavy hitter when it comes to producing loud amplification that reverbs clearly and powerfully.

The Fender Rumble 100 combo amps may be the smaller version in the Fender Rumble series, there is a larger 500 model, but it still can pack a lot of power without any loss in audio definition. This is one of the main reasons why you should buy the amp. This is a bass amp that provides portability without any loss of sound performance or power at all. It is more than adequate for playing at small venues for live musical performances. And if you need to use an amp for some guitar practice sessions, then the Fender 100 should be able to more than meet the demands of those tasks. It should provide the right tonal quality and tweaks that will allow you to play a wide variety of different modern guitar styles.

When up to the max, the speaker still produced a respectable master and bass quality. The pair of 12″ speaker that the Rumble has certainly will also not disappoint when it comes to power and dynamic range. The audio definition is not lost at all despite the bass amp being quite loud.

Another feature that the Fender Rumble 100 bass combo model has that makes it sound even better is the tonal controls. These tonal controls can add a vintage effect to the sounds that you play on the amp. This makes it really easy to play some unique sounding riffs that sound pretty far out. The contour option removes some of the punch to the bass, but it actually makes up for it with a smoother sounding effect.

Conclusion

Portable, lightweight, cheap, feature-rich and powerful, what is not there to love about the Fender Rumble 100 bass amp? It is certainly one of the top of the line bass amps that you can get especially if you are looking for an amp that is on the more portable side of things. You can carry and transfer this lightweight guitar amp quite easily from various gigs to gigs. And the amp can powerfully enhance or even change the audio effects of the bass tones that you play. Combined with a relatively low price, the Fender Rumble is an amp that you should not miss out on.

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